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No. 6 Pitt volleyball suffers second-round upset to Cincinnati

No. 6 Pitt volleyball suffers second-round upset to Cincinnati

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 8, 2019

Pitt’s historic season came to a shocking and heartbreaking end on Saturday, losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in five sets at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

Pitt volleyball breezes past Bison in Tournament opener, 3-0

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball started the 2019 NCAA Tournament with an emphatic statement, sweeping the Howard Bison 3-0 at the Petersen Events Center on Friday night.

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

Pitt volleyball enters NCAA Tournament with chip on its shoulder

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Pitt volleyball was arguably given a raw deal by receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers are eager to prove that the program is worthy of respect, starting Friday against Howard.

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

Projecting Pitt volleyball’s path to the Final Four

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Pitt hasn’t won a national championship in any sport since 1976. But with the volleyball team looking dominant entering tournament play, a potential — albeit extremely challenging — path exists to break that streak.

Volleyball earns No. 6 seed, opens tournament vs. Howard Friday

Volleyball earns No. 6 seed, opens tournament vs. Howard Friday

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 2, 2019

The NCAA revealed its official bracket Sunday night for the NCAA Volleyball Tournament and Pitt (29-1 overall, 18-0 ACC) — despite finishing the regular season with a No. 2 ranking in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll — earned a No. 6 overall seed by the selection committee.

No. 3 Hoyas end Pitt’s Tournament run, 5-0

No. 3 Hoyas end Pitt’s Tournament run, 5-0

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

Pitt's second-round NCAA Tournament game against Georgetown was essentially decided after a trio of Hoya goals in the first 20 minutes.

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

Pitt beats Lehigh 2-0 in first ever NCAA Tournament win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The Pitt men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Tournament game ever, defeating Lehigh 2-0 Thursday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field in the first round.

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

Panthers prep for historic home tournament match

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

1965 was an eventful year both around the world and right here at Pitt. The University was in talks to become a state-related institution, Chancellor Edward Litchfield resigned and the men’s soccer team appeared in the NCAA National Tournament for the second time in four years.

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

Virginia, team of destiny, wins National Championship

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

No team in recent memory has embodied the "team of destiny" cliche more than the 2019 Virginia men’s basketball team.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.

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